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2011 Symposium Speaker

Prof. Philip C. Calder, Ph.D.

University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.

Philip Calder is Professor of Nutritional Immunology at the University of Southampton, UK. He has a first class honours degree in biochemistry from Massey University, New Zealand, a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a DPhil in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK. He held a Nuffield Medical Fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford from 1987 to 1991. Professor Calder has been studying the influence of dietary fatty acids on aspects on cell function and human health, in particular in relation to cardiovascular disease, inflammation and immunity, since 1987. In 1995 he was awarded the Sir David Cuthbertson Medal by the UK Nutrition Society for this work and he has been awarded the Belgian Danone Institute Chair for 2004, the Nutricia International Award for 2007, the ESPEN Cuthbertson Lecture for 2008, and the New Zealand Nutrition Society’s Muriel Bell Award for 2009. He is a Visiting Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Professor Calder served as an elected member of the Council of the UK Nutrition Society and he served on the Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Group, Programmes and Publications Committees of that Society. Professor Calder was a founder member of the Nutritional Immunology Group of the British Society of Immunology and served as the Meetings Secretary of the Group. He served on the Council and on the Programmes and Science & Research Committees of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and on the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). He currently serves on the Council of the British Nutrition Foundation and on the Boards of Directors of the European Nutraceutical Association and ILSI Europe. Professor Calder is President of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). He is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and an Associate Editor of Clinical Science, of Lipids, and of Nutrition Research. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Annual Review of Nutrition, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Molecular & Cell Biology of Lipids, Clinical Nutrition, Current Nutrition and Food Science, European Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition, and Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. He was previously on the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and of Journal of Nutrition.  He is co-editor of the “Lipid Metabolism and Therapy” section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Frontiers in Nutritional Science series of books. Professor Calder has contributed to several (UK) Food Standards Agency workshops and he chaired the workshop on “Carbohydrates and Cardiovascular Risk” in 2008. Professor Calder served on the British Nutrition Foundation's Task Force on “Adverse Reactions to Foods” and on ILSI Europe's “Gut Health and Immunity” PASSCLAIM Expert Group. He chaired the ILSI Europe Workshops on “Markers to Assess the Impact of Nutrition on Immune Function in Man” in 2004 and on “The Impact of Nutrition on Inflammation” in 2006 and he was overall chair of the 6th Congress of ISSFAL in 2004. He currently chairs the ILSI Europe Expert Groups on “Nutrition and Chronic Low Grade Inflammation” and “Biomarkers of Inflammation”. Professor Calder has given over 180 plenary, special, guest or invited lectures at national or international congresses, workshops and symposia. He has over 360 scientific publications, his work has been cited over 10000 times, and he is listed on isiHighlyCited.